This Monday, Mayday 2022, marks the 25th anniversary of the general election landslide on 1 May 1997. “A new dawn has broken, has it not?” the new Prime Minister Tony Blair declared rhetorically to crowds outside the Festival Hall as the sun rose the next day on the New Labour government.

I covered all of the Blair years as political editor for Sky News, I even wrote a book about them Tony’s Ten Years. Twenty-five years on, here are 25 thoughts on Blair and his legacy on this quarter centenary.